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Memories Washed Away but Not Lost for Good

1 Jun 2015, 10:46 am

TX Flood Lost Photos

Many family photos washed away this month in the recent Texas floods have been dropped off and are beginning to pile up at the Wimberley Village Library in Wimberley, TX. Most of the family heirlooms were washed away by raging  Blanco River waters.

The morning of May 24, 2015, the Blanco River in Wimberley, TX crested around 43 ft, jumping 33 feet in just three hours. This shattered the previous record crest of 33.3 feet set back in 1929. Flood stage for this gage is only 13 ft. At the time of the crest, water was flowing at a rate of 223,000 cubic feet per second. That is more than two and a half times the flow of Niagara Falls. The situation quickly turned tragic.

In Hays County, TX alone, eight people have died due to flooding on the Blanco River, with at least 3 more still missing.

The library is doing their best to reunite the items with their proper owners:

“Please look through these photos and help us return them to their owners”.

Just how high were the flood waters in Texas?

Check out Photos & Videos from the ground: HERE

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